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July 20 in the stars: Mars is in Virgo opposite Saturn in Pisces. What’s it mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Thursday July 20.
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Your daily horoscopes for Thursday July 20, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Thursday July 20
Burnout warning! You’re on a mission to tick items off your to-do list, thanks to motivator Mars fueling your productive sixth house. But memo to the high-octane Aries: You’re only human! You need rest, love and support like every other zodiac sign. Today, strict Saturn faces off with your red-hot ruling planet and reminds you to defend your boundaries and shield yourself from other people’s stress. If you’ve got too much on your plate, delegate. Guard against energy vampires and anyone who works at cross-purposes with your goals. Nobody’s got time for that!
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Thursday July 20
A little too lit? Lusty Mars has been blazing through your fifth house of passion, drama and self-indulgence since July 10, sending you on a hedonistic tear. Today, structured Saturn opposes the red planet, putting the squeeze on your dalliances and debauchery. Find ways to have fun that won’t leave you with regrets and messes. An emotionally charged situation may reach a tipping point, especially in love. Take a step back and act from a place of objective compassion. If you solicit advice, turn to sensible people who won’t fan the flames of your dramas.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Thursday July 20
Back to business! Today’s demanding Mars-Saturn opposition will snap you out of any unproductive drifting—and fast. Go-getter Mars has been heating up your touchy-feely fourth house for ten days, but Saturn in your professional sector snaps you out of your emotional reverie. Enough tending to everyone, Twin, or getting emotional whiplash from your mood swings. Stern Saturn will help you set boundaries and give structure to your dreams. Keep your hard-earned reputation intact by clearly separating business and personal matters.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Thursday July 20
You’re not one to tuck your tail between your legs when you hear “no.” But today, restless Mars faces off with censuring Saturn. Like it or not, you’ll be forced to pull the reins. Plant your feet as you hatch your lofty plans. Use the slower pace to ground your vision with market tests, solid research or a re-balanced budget. Call up a trusted mentor, and seek advice from seasoned pros. Once you circle back on the details, success will be yours for the claiming!
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Thursday July 20
Check your balances, Leo. Intense Mars in your daily income zone opposes restrictive Saturn, which could add financial pressure. Review your money plans and target areas of improvement. Look for budget lines that could be trimmed (too many oyster happy hours? A penchant for sky-high sandals?). Start investing some of that cash into long-term funds or assets that appreciate. You can also creatively save by sharing costs: Rent the Runway, communal childcare, playing host to a few select Airbnb-ers.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Thursday July 20
Have you been a bit too “all about me” lately? Fiery Mars blazes through your sign and locks horns with no-nonsense Saturn in your relationship zone. Your S.O. or a key person could make their displeasure explicitly clear. Tensions will come to a head today, so take a deep breath and work through boundaries and expectations. A slower pace is the order of the day. Resist the urge to rush into anything official, whether in work or with personal bonds. Think everything through (twice!) before you speak or press “send.” These stars can make you regrettably hasty.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Thursday July 20
Shift out of martyr mode, Libra. Intense Mars in your self-sacrificing twelfth house puts the squeeze on somber Saturn, highlighting a need for firm boundaries. You’ve had enough of taking one (or is that one hundred?) for the team. Reconfigure the load and put duties in the capable hands of others. Just make sure they’re up to the task. The shoulder of a trusted friend does not replace a trained therapist. That new college grad may charge next to nothing, but their services may not deliver pro results. You get back what you put in now, so invest wisely.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Thursday July 20
Go easy, Scorpio. Restless Mars in your future-focused eleventh house amps your thirst for adventure. However, stodgy Saturn plays air traffic controller, redirecting your fantastic plans back to the landing strip. Consider this temporary hold-off a blessing in disguise. You’ve been a little too good at saying yes to, well, everything, and you’ve worn yourself thin. Use the downtime to evaluate where (and with whom) you share your glittering energy. Avoid people who demand exhausting levels of attention or zap you with their negativity. Be careful not to dominate group discussions either!
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Thursday July 20
Gentle reminder: You have the right to say no, Sagittarius. Mars has been energizing your career zone for the past few weeks, which has been exciting but also demanding. Today, the red planet faces off with stern Saturn in your nurturing fourth house, calling for a timeout. A relaxing salt bath, mani-pedi or just a good night’s sleep will revive your body and prepare your mind for the next round of career goals. Is a pressing situation at home calling for your personal attention? Reflect before taking action. Resist your instinct to swoop in for the rescue. Clearer boundaries are necessary with a relative or someone in your inner circle of friends.
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Thursday July 20
Say what? Today’s touchy opposition between brash Mars and your ruler, cautious Saturn, clips your communication zones. While you may feel eager to unveil your lofty plans, a naysayer could throw cold water on your dreams. Is this person a hater, or might they have a valid point? Don’t let a temporary setback get you down. See the detour as an opportunity to do a little more research and strengthen your case. The worst that can happen is that you’ll be better poised for success.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Thursday July 20
Tap those budgetary brakes. Energizing Mars in your eighth house of wealth may have upleveled you into a new earning bracket recently. But have your expenses inflated along with your new status? Censuring Saturn locks into a harsh opposition with the red planet today, putting the kibosh on excessive spending. Look for ways to trim costs and create a timeline to pay off debts. You’ll snap back into the black before you know it, with a growing margin for your future too.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Thursday July 20
Speak your truth, but do so diplomatically. Hasty Mars is blazing through your partnership zone, and today it faces off against restrictive Saturn in your sign. You may feel inclined to catapult yourself toward (or away from) something official, but what’s the rush? Cautious Saturn flashes the yellow light, nudging you into a much-needed period of reflection. Make sure everyone’s expectations and values are aligned. Address red flags and keep your personal goals in view before you agree to make anything permanent.